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Information sheets

HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.


  • Company Equipment Policy (122KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Compliance information for kitchen and bathroom businesses - ACT (90KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines compliance information for kitchen and bathroom businesses in ACT.

  • Complying development in bushfire areas (212KB)

    This information sheet has been prepared to assist HIA members to understand the regulations and guidelines regarding use of complying development in bushfire areas in NSW.

  • Concrete En-Counter (91KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides information on using concrete as a kitchen counter or benchtop.

  • Condensation in houses (341KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains the potential problems that can occur in a house if condensation occurs, and ways that the different rooms in a house can be managed to ensure they are well ventilated and reduce the risk of moisture creating a problem through condensation.

  • Confined spaces

    Confined spaces pose dangers because they are usually not designed to be areas where people work

  • Construction Contracts Act 2004 - WA (201KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet provides an overview of the implied terms automatically included in a construction contract and those terms that are prohibited from being used in a construction contract

  • Construction Work: Employers Duties & Obligations - VIC (87KB)

    This information sheet has been prepared to provide HIA members with information on some of the key workplace health & safety obligations that apply to employers under the Victorian occupational health & safety legislation for construction work.

  • Continuing Professional Development (145KB) This item/page is locked

    Continuing professional development is a mandatory scheme that requires certain individual license holders to demonstrate that they have completed ongoing training and education. Continue reading for more information.

  • Contract and issues in getting paid - NT (263KB) This item/page is locked

    HIA Workplace Services assist members with a range of queries and issues that pop up in relation to residential building work and contracts. This information sheet highlights frequently experienced issues in relation to HIA Northern Territory (NT) contracts, and includes tips to help you get paid for the building work you carry out.